August 5, 1583 in History

Event:

Gilbert claims Newfoundland (1st English colony in North America)





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1986 U.S. Senate votes for SDI-project, Star Wars
1985 Establishment of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is announced
1981 President Regan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers
1973 Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
1958 Atomic sub USS Nautilus completes 1st trip under North Pole
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